Guide By Your Side (GBYS)
The Guide By Your Side Mission:
To provide unbiased emotional support and resources by trained Parent Guides to families with children who have a hearing loss
What is a Parent Guide?
Someone who will listen, share resources and personal experiences in a knowledgeable and compassionate way
Someone who offers unbiased support
A parent who has firsthand experience from raising their own child who has a hearing loss
Who is eligible for the Guide By Your Side Program?
Illinois families and families receiving services in Illinois
Families who have a child who has a hearing loss or a hearing loss is suspected from birth through 21
To receive more information or to request a Parent Guide:
NOTE: NOW HIRING (pdf) (Applications accepted through April 18th, 2016!)
The Illinois Guide By Your Side program is provided free to families
IL E.A.R.S (Events And Resources Statewide) Newsletter
The IL E.A.R.S newsletter is produced by IL Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side. The newsletter has information for parents and professionals with contents that include events, resources and articles written by organizations, professionals and families with children who have a hearing loss.
If you are interested in sending information to be included in a future newsletter please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org